HARTFORD MAN SENTENCED TO 15 MONTHS IN
PRISON FOR ESCAPING FROM HALFWAY HOUSE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID GRIFFIN, 26, of Hartford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 15 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for escaping from a halfway house.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 6, 2012, GRIFFIN escaped from custody at Watkinson House Residential Reentry Center in Hartford. He had been confined to Watkinson House RRC to complete his term of incarceration after being convicted in 2010 in federal court of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
GRIFFIN was arrested on April 25, 2012. At that time he provided a false name, but was identified through his fingerprints. He has been detained since his arrest.
On June 15, 2012, GRIFFIN pleaded guilty to one count of escape from the custody of the Attorney General.
This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan S. Freimann.
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